Cooking a full Thanksgiving meal can be stressful. Whether people go the traditional route with a roasted turkey or opt for a vegetarian-friendly meal, the entire process of preparing and cooking food for an entire family can leave a home chef in the kitchen for hours. (Once everything is all said and done and everyone has enjoyed the meal, there is still cleaning up). If you want to make the holiday easier, we have some suggestions for ordering Thanksgiving takeout (and we won’t tell anyone you didn’t make dinner from scratch).

1. Bistro To Go Café

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If you want to customize your Thanksgiving meal, this is the way to go. Serving up to eight people, the meal provides three entrée choices: baked ham, roasted prime rib or lasagna. Customers must fill out Bistro’s order sheet and email it back to the restaurant. Orders are available for pick up on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 22 and 23, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 415 East Ohio St., North Side.

2. fl.2 Modern American

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The restaurant in the Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel offers Thanksgiving meal options that allow customers to customize their à la carte meals. Starting at $122, families get the chance to pick between roasted turkey or honey-glazed ham for an entrée. Choose sides for $20 that serve four to six people, such as mashed potatoes, stuffing and green bean casserole. There also are soups, salads, rolls and desserts. Orders must be placed by Nov. 19 on the Thanksgiving Turkey To-Go order form, and patrons must pick up meals on Nov. 23 or 24 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 510 Market St Floor 2, Downtown.

3. Braddock’s Rebellion

Braddock’s Rebellion in the Renaissance Hotel offers a Thanksgiving dinner that serves six people. For $168, you get to enjoy a whole herb, dry-brined roasted turkey with a choice of three types of salad: tossed, Caesar and roasted beet. Families also get three options for potatoes: roasted sweet potatoes, buttermilk mashed potatoes or herb-roasted red potatoes. In addition to the turkey and sides, Braddock’s Rebellion also plans to offer Herb & Asiago Cheese Stuffing and several dessert options. Customers must complete the to-go order form by Nov. 18; meals are available for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 107 6th St., Downtown.

4. Farmer x Baker

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Farmer x Baker is offering a mix of options (some vegan-friendly) for Thanksgiving takeout. Starting at $125, dinners feed between four and 12 people and feature roasted turkey, whipped potatoes, gravy, stuffing, fresh cranberries and several sides and desserts. Orders are now available; all orders must be picked up on Nov. 23. Delivery costs an additional $20, depending on the restaurant’s designated radius. 285 River Ave, Aspinwall.

5. Black Radish Kitchen

The Black Radish team is again offering family-style meals for the holiday season. However, they are only offering sides this year with vegetarian options. Starting at $270, chef Kate Romane will provide brown sugar sweet baked potatoes, herb butter mashed potatoes, green beans and Brussels sprouts, citrus pickled beets, and bleu cheese bread pudding. The meal feeds up to eight people and is available for pickup and delivery depending on the restaurant’s designated radius on Nov. 23.

6. Cooked Goose Catering Company

Photo courtesy of Cooked Goose’s Instagram.
Photo courtesy of Cooked Goose’s Instagram.

Cooked Goose offers various meal options. Starting at $299, the Thanksgiving takeout meal for 10 people offers turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and two dozen rolls. Diners also get the option to add another side of sweet potato casserole, buttered corn niblets or green beans almondine. Larger orders and à la carte options are also available. Order online by Nov. 18. Pickup is Nov. 23 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 7851 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale.

7. Grand Concourse

The Grand Concourse’s Thanksgiving to-go menu serves up to 12 people. Starting at $325, their menu includes a 20-pound whole turkey, whipped potatoes, homemade gravy, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, candied sweet potatoes, marinated vegetable salad, a roasted vegetable medley, house-made bread, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Online orders must be placed by Nov. 20. Pickup is on Nov. 23 between 5 and 9 p.m. and on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, between 9 and 11 a.m. 100 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square.

8. Fogo de Chão

The Brazilian steakhouse will offer its Thanksgiving to-go menu serving up to 10 people. Starting at $310, the menu features two fire-roasted meat options (such as turkey, chicken and sirloin), sweet potato casserole, Brazilian sausage and apple dressing, sautéed asparagus, cranberry relish, and Pão de queijo. Online orders must be placed by Nov. 15.  Meals must be picked up by 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 24. 525 Smithfield St, Downtown.

9. Station

Thanksgiving takeout from Station. Brussels sprouts and sweet potato casserole.
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For $85, you get a Thanksgiving dinner that serves two or three people and includes roasted turkey breast, braised turkey leg and thigh, turkey gravy, fusilli pasta mac and cheese, roasted Brussels sprouts and whipped sweet potatoes. Add on several side dishes and pumpkin ice cream.  Online ordering is available now. Pickup is on Wednesday, Nov. 23, between 5 and 8 p.m. 4744 Liberty Ave, Bloomfield.

Still looking for ideas? Check out our favorite non-traditional Thanksgiving eats from last year.

Jason Phox is a journalist in the Pittsburgh area sharing important information with the people of the Steel City. He enjoys writing, photography, and mostly comic books.